Hope all is well with youse guys out in 49ers bloggerland. The 49ers somehow snuck back into 2nd place in the running for the 2019 draft, and even #1 if the improbable happens (AZ beats Seattle on the road), and we lose to the Lambs on the road.
Well, our loss is all but guaranteed as the Rams are playing for home-field, the other games that would determine their fate are happening at the same time, and the Seahawks will more than likely rest their starters as their game has no bearing on their playoff position.
So, a possible perfect storm of events could still land us in the top spot. Which, I’m nearly sorry to say, will be spent on yet another defensive lineman. An edge rusher to be specific. Nick Bosa is the consensus choice, but he needs to prove to the league, and to the Niners, that he is fully recovered from his core tear, or whatever the fuck happened to him. A strange injury that either is:
a) no big deal
b) a possible career threatening injury that he may never recover from
I’m sure by the combine and pro days we’ll have a ssense how he’s doing, but it is still a little worrisome to pick a guy so high that could be damaged goods.
The bummer for SF is that there isn’t a very strong QB draft class, and the one guy who HAS value, Justin Herbert from Orygun has declared for his senior year and will not be coming out. This causes all sorts of commotion, mainly in that we can’t trade out of the top of the draft should someone throw desperation picks at us should AZ not trade out.
The other QBs rated worth a damn are Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Duke’s Daniel Jones, but no one is touting them as #1’s by any means. So, it looks like a strong possibility that we miss out on Bosa, and can’t even trade out of the #2 spot.
I’d bet that since there’s no QBs on the board worth a damn, we get another DT, Quinnen Williams. Bye Bye AA. Although I will say we very well could go with Josh Allen from Kentucky. He is an excellent edge rusher and also covers well. We are down a linebacker with reuben Foster of course being on the purgatory list, and cut besides, so that remains a possibility.